COVID-19 Information

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Check back frequently. Last updated: May 26, 2020

For the Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, please visit here.

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) has created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page as a resource to help navigate these uncertain times.  Providing for the health, safety, and welfare of those we serve, as well as our CSS employees, is utmost important to us.

Outlined below are resources for those in need of emergency food and diapers offered by CSS Family Service Centers which are the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from CSS. Seven such centers are located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. In addition, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is continuing to support their network of over 30 food cupboards throughout the region and doubling efforts to supply CSS Family Service Centers with non-perishable items for those impacted by COVID-19. They are also partnering with over 100 emergency feeding sites for children and youth under 18 years of age throughout the region.

If you are interested in supporting the food cupboards, NDS is sponsoring an on-line Manna Food Drive to help keep the shelves stocked during this time.  Please visit You Give Goods at

Below you will also find information from the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Communication from the Archdiocesan of Philadelphia and additional resources which may be helpful during this time are also provided.

Throughout these uncertain times, let us continue to embrace the call to be servant leaders within our community to help those most in need. Please be assured of our continued prayers for all of those affected by this virus and for you and your families during this Lenten season. 

Catholic Social Services (CSS) Resources

Emergency Food and Diapers (CSS Family Service Centers) (Updated April 16, 2020)

Nutritional Development Services (NDS) Resources

Pastoral Messages from Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez in the Wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

News Releases from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Federal Government Resources

Pennsylvania Government Resources

Archdiocesan Resources